The Call to Action consists of five key global policy strategic actions and seeks stakeholders across the globe to advocate for these health IT policies to ensure a safe, flexible, standards-based health information data ecosystem can respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and future global health emergencies.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released this past July the United States Core Data for Interoperability version 2 (USCDI v2), a standardized set of health data classes and constituent data elements for nationwide, interoperable health information exchange.
Five of the largest organizations in health IT join forces to advance interoperability, collaboration
There are more than a dozen IHE profiles that support various capabilities often used by Health Information Exchanges. Much of the associated content published by IHE is spread across multiple volumes of IHE Technical Frameworks and other supplemental material. To address this issue, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONC) has commissioned IHE USA to publish "IHE Profiles for Health Information Exchange," by Keith Boone, Informatics Adept at Audacious Inquiry as a freely available resource for the health information exchange community.
The challenges created by a raging pandemic and our increasing need to easily access and exchange health information are rapidly expanding collaboration around the globe, providing an urgent call to action for those working on standards-based interoperability. The 2021 IHE North American Connectathon, occurring March 1-5, will be center stage for sharing insights gained by the remarkable work that is occurring globally to achieve our shared goal of widespread interoperability and health information exchange.
IHE USA recently submitted comments to the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT on the topic of patient identity and matching.
IHE USA, along with 339 organizations across the country have signed onto the multi-stakeholder telehealth letter to congress. The letter urges congress to make the telehealth flexibilities that were put in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic permanent.